waiting for green light from ministry to revive project
Star BY ELAN PERUMAL
THE Selangor government has called on the federal government to quickly
resolve the issue surrounding the halted police logistic complex project
in Shah Alam.
The state fears it will add on to the many existing abandoned projects if
no action is taken to resolve the issue between the contractor and the
It was reported in the StarMetro on Monday that the multi-million ringgit
government project at Section U1 in Shah Alam has been grounded after
seeing almost 70% completion. The project which is being carried out by
the Home Affairs Ministry at a cost of RM45mil has been abandoned for
almost a year.
State housing, building management and squatters committee chairman
Iskandar Abdul Samad said his office would be writing to the Home Affairs
Ministry on the issue.
Iskandar said the project should go on.
“It is a shame as this is not a private project and I don’t understand why
the project stopped halfway.
“Certainly, we do not want to add a government project into our list of
abandoned projects in the state,’’ he said.
The project, which is being developed by Eastern Access Sdn Bhd, is
estimated to cost RM45mil.
Its executive chairman, Datuk Syed Taha Syed Mohamed, said his company had
so far invested RM35mil in the project and was unable to go ahead with the
project due to some technical problems.
He said they had secured financing from Bank Pembangunan but was awaiting
the green light from the Home Affairs Ministry.
“This project is undertaken through the design-and-build concept on a
“We cannot finish the project unless the ministry can give me the
endorsement,’’ he said.
Previously, it had been reported that the project was a police logistics
complex for the Selangor Police Contingent Headquarters and was to have
involved an administrative building, a store, several types of housing, a
multi-purpose hall and a kindergarten.